Fresh tomato dip – Salsa

Salsa1

About:

Tomato dip prepared with this recipe has tangy and spicy taste and can be served as accompaniment with snacks like nachos, tortilla, chips, finger chips, etc. or as relish.

Yields-1 -11/2 cup
Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Finely chopped Wine tomatoes-3-4 medium
  • Finely chopped onion-1 medium
  • Minced/grated garlic-2 cloves
  • Olive oil-1 tbsp
  • Low –fat mozzarella cheese-2-3 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste

For spices:

  • Bay leaves-1
  • Red chilies-2-3 (adjust as per the spice)
  • Cinnamon- 1” stick
  • Black pepper corns- 4-5
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp

For garnishing :

  • Basil leaves or fresh cilantro/coriander leaves.

Procedure:

Preparation step:

  • In a pan dry roast the spices (red chillies, cinnamon, bay leaf, pepper corns, cumin seeds) on a medium high heat for 2-3 minutes. Allow it to cool a bit and then place it in the blender and ground to powder and set aside.

To make dip:

  • Heat oil in a large pan add the onion and cook until translucent.
  • Stir in garlic cook for few seconds.
  • Add tomatoes, ground spice mixture, salt, turn the heat to medium high, cover and cook until the tomatoes are very soft, about 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Mash the tomatoes using potato masher and cook until thickened.
  • Once it reaches the desired consistency- turn off the heat, cool slightly and stir in cheese and basi/cilantro.
  • Serve with Bread Or Chips

Salsa2

  • OR as a spread for wraps like fajitas/tortillas

Whole wheat wraps

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 5, 2015, in Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    Like

  2. It looks delicious. I admit the cinnamon took me by surprise. But I think i can imagine it. It definitely sounds quick and easy. I’d like to give it a try. Huge hugs!

    Like

  3. Just the right time for the summer!

    Like

  4. Definitely something to try! A perfect summer recipe!

    Like

  5. krish recipes

    hmmm… mouth watering

    Liked by 1 person

  6. krish recipes

    hmm… mouth watering

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Its favorful and delicious

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

    Like

  9. I love to make salsas when the local tomatoes are fresh off the vine. Your recipe sounds delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Love the vibrant color.. Perfcet dip C

    Liked by 1 person

  1. Pingback: Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

  2. Pingback: Spiced Potato Chips – Baked | Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

  3. Pingback: Avocado potato cutlets/patties | Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

Please leave your comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: